My grandmother and mother made these cakes for years. They are moist but don't contain eggs. Applesauce is the secret ingredient. I sold these at bake sales for years and we had many customers who returned every year just to get one.
A spiced, sugared and delicious apple filling is spooned into a frozen crust, topped with aluminum foil and baked. Mid-way through baking, a streusel top is sprinkled on and the pie continues to bake until the apples are tender and the streusel is golden brown.
This is a forgiving recipe, and a great way to get your greens! Kale is cooked with onions and garlic, a small amount of pancetta or bacon, and cannellini beans to make a great main dish for two or side dish for 4 or more.